How Are FedEx and United Parcel Service Preparing for the Holiday Season? - Motley Fool A look at the package delivery companies' plans to deal with peak demand during the shopping season, and what it means for investors. During most of the year, package delivery companies FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) attract little attention from the public, but that all changes come the holiday season if they don't deliver packages on time. However, investors should also focus on the holiday period because dealing with peak demand is probably the biggest variable in both companies' earnings. Let's look at what both companies are doing to prepare for peak demand during the upcoming holiday season.